Wow, I had started reading The Wheel of Time when The Dragon Reborn was originally released in paperback (obviously had to go get the first two BEFORE reading it, but ...).  I had forgotten how good this series really is.  Don't get me wrong, I have foamed at the mouth until I could get each of the books as they came out (sometimes having to wait a week before I could buy them).  But as I start on a re-reading of the entire series, it is amazing to me how so many plot threads start in The Eye of the World that are resolved at the very end of the series.